Originally from New Hampshire, singer/songwriter Matt Hannon has just released his first full-length album entitled 'Roar.' Filled with Matt's trademark jangly hooks and in your face vocals, the anthemic songs from his new disc can't help but make the listener rock out. After playing in various college bands while attending Indiana University in the mid-nineties, Matt moved to Los Angeles to further pursue music. He began focusing on a career as a solo artist, crafting his own songs and playing in historic rock venues throughout the city such as the Roxy, the Joint, and the Gig. He then landed a demo for one of his songs ('International Love Machine') in the feature film 'Longshot', starring Paul Sorvino and Britney Spears. Matt's tune kicked off the opening scene of the movie, as one of the characters watches TV while waiting to meet up with 3 of his friends. Once work on his home studio was completed, Matt then started work on what would ultimately become 'Sonic Love.' He enlisted the blazing guitar work of close friend Chris Moseman (of the bands Push Me and Lint), as well as the thunderous combination of Rich Lackowski and Cale Reese on drums and bass respectively. The result is a powerful mix of meaningful songwriting and pure escapism. After playing a number of shows in support of the 'Sonic Love' EP and with Jon 'Sven' Sfondilis replacing Reese on bass, Matt went back to the studio, this time intent of crafting his first full-length record. He began writing songs for the album that would become 'Roar'. Building on the glam-rock roots of 'Sonic Love', the new CD showcases a more aggressive and rockier sounding side of Matt. 'I've always wanted to write and record the kind of music that would give you goosebumps if you put it on the jukebox,' says Matt. 'And the kind you can't get out of your head afterwards.' Inspired by artists as wide-ranging as Def Leppard, Matthew Sweet, Robbie Williams, and T.Rex, Matt's music reflects exactly what he set out to do, create feel-good music with meaningful lyrics to blast out of your speakers all day long.
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